In case you didn’t know, September 14th is the first-ever National Quiet Day – an event which aims to raise awareness of the importance of quiet. Of course, everywhere we go we’re confronted by all sorts of noise, hustle and bustle; those of us who live in towns and cities can find it particularly difficult to get some peace and quiet. All too often, even our homes don’t really provide us with the sanctuary we need to recharge our batteries.
There are, however, steps you can take to make your home a more relaxing place to be – and everybody needs that. Here are just a few suggestions.
- Deal with clutter; don’t leave it hanging around. It’s really easy for junk to pile up, and after a long day at work you could be forgiven for simply wanting to forget about it. The trouble is, this only makes matters worse and makes the whole home seem that bit more cramped and unpleasant. The sooner you dispense with your clutter, the more pleasant it’ll be.
- But don’t worry about being obsessively tidy all the time. It should go without saying that any family home is bound to look somewhat ‘lived in’ – so keeping things absolutely junk-free is probably not possible. It might be worth creating a dedicated space for junk – at least then you’d be able to keep it compartmentalised so it doesn’t clutter up everywhere else.
- Bring nature into your home. This can really help to create a more relaxing, laid-back vibe around the house. Placing potted plants and colourful flowers in different parts of your home can make a big difference to its overall atmosphere. It’s also worth thinking about using natural tones in your home’s décor – so, for instance, greens and blues.
- Set aside a room as a chill-out space. If you can, it’s worth dedicating a room to nothing except relaxing. This could be your little sanctuary for when you need to have some time and space to yourself. Naturally, this isn’t always easy, especially for those who have boisterous young families to think about. But it could be the ideal solution to your relaxation needs.
If your home is somewhat short on space, then there is a solution which could be perfect – a loft conversion. Lots of families across the UK have had their loft spaces converted in recent years, thereby adding thousands of pounds to the value of their home as well as valuable extra room. A converted loft space could be used for a variety of purposes, such as a study, office, hobby room or bedroom. It could also be used as a spacious chill-out sanctuary for when you need some quiet time.
The Econoloft team will guide you through every step of the loft conversion process. Just get in touch with us today to find out more.